Fiery man of God, Pastor Tunde Bakare, the Founder of Latter Rain Assembly and former running mate to Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, in the 2011 presidential election, has said that he will not be part of the proposed N12 million earmarked to be paid to each member of the National Conference which was inaugurated by President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday, 18 March, 2014.
Pastor Bakare who has been a thorn in the flesh of successive governments due to his scathing criticism of their policies, was nominated by his home state, Ogun State, as one of the 492 delegates to the Confab with the government announcing that they will be paid N4 million every month, for the three months the conference will last, amounting to N12 million.
But Pastor Bakare said he decided to be part of the delegates as part of his service to his country and as such, he sees no reason why he should collect such huge sum to render a service for his fatherland.
He told members of his church during a service:
A friend of mine called me that he heard on the radio that ‘Pastor Bakare had accepted to go, that his own fee is N12m’. Pastor Bakare will not take a kobo in the National Conference.
I will not take a penny. It has nothing to do with others; that is by choice. We go with integrity of heart, it is not money. The God of heaven will prosper us.
What I say here is what I will do there. I do not say others should do it, but I intend to do that so that our heart can remain pure. That does not mean the hearts of others are not pure but I don’t want anybody to think in any slight manner that the motive is this.
This is the moment we have been waiting for; for this end I was born.
Nigeria will be saved, Nigeria will be changed, and Nigeria will become great.
What do you make of Pastor Bakare’s show of patriotism?